Sailing: Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 26 June 2019

Chris Massey and Tom Daniel won the Founders Plate day races at Hollingworth Lake on Sunday 23 June in a Scorpion.

The pair gave a masterclass in fast sailing with the spinnaker flying in the strong easterly wind across the Lake.

Second place overall went to Richard Marsh in a Laser. Sailing steadily, and without flying a spinnaker, in a GP 14 came third place Nick Hornsby with his daughter Phoebe.

The main challenge for victory should have come from Steve Crook and Sally Townend in a Merlin Rocket. They too had planed hard and fast in the windy conditions but, in the final pursuit race, they nosedived to capsize and their mast broke ending their chances.

Credit should also go to two young sailors in a Mirror dinghy, Hector Droungas and Jacob Din, who tried hard and sailed all three races and finished with an occasional capsize.

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